BCSO/BCS JOINT MEDIA RELEASE ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** BCSO DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING RUMORED THREAT AT WBHS
Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a rumored threat at West Brunswick High School stemming from a post made on social media, specifically Snap Chat. Investigators were made aware of the rumor, which had begun to circulate throughout social media last evening, and immediately began investigating. The investigation is continuing this morning, however, there is no evidence at this point to substantiate the rumored threat. Sheriff John Ingram has assigned additional law enforcement personnel at WBHS this morning as a precaution and to ease the minds of students, staff and parents. We will provide an update as the investigation continues.
Dr. Jerry Oates with Brunswick County Schools said, “We appreciate the quick response from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in investigating this rumor circulating on social media and helping provide a safe, learning environment every day at all of our schools.”
Emily B. Flax
Public Information Officer
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office